I am in love with this display by Eyes Upon You (Vintage Garden Market) at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
This collage of old award ribbons and vintage photographs sets the mood for the kinds of treasures that Eyes Upon You sell: scales, kitchen implements, baskets - all interesting items that can be used in new ways to add charm to your surroundings.
There are 20 vendors in the Vintage Market section of the show and it is my favorite area to hang out. I get inspired when I see old teapots planted with a deep blue primula or a vintage map.
How do I explain what is for sale in the Vintage Garden Market? A little bit of everything re imagined with an artist's eye. A faded ladder becomes a charming display. An old wooden croquet set on the porch can be the perfect thing to make a new construction porch seem like an old family place. There is vintage Pyrex (I bought some at *Eyes Upon You - below) and concrete lamb statues; metal cake stands and distressed wire baskets.
Come and shop, I know you'll find something full of character.